Kogi guber: INEC, police promise peaceful, credible election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Police Force have assured that the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state would be peaceful, fair and credible.

They promised that every measure would be put in place to achieve the feat for the people of the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Gabriel Longpet and spokesman, Kogi Police Command, SP Williams Aya, gave the assurance during a two day workshop organised by the International Press Centre (IPC) for Kogi journalists in Abuja.

Longpet said that the commission has made adequate preparations to consolidate on the last February 25 and March 18 polls to ensure that Nov 11 governorship election is peaceful, hitch-free, fair and credible.

He promised that all results of the governorship election in the 3,508 polling units in 239 wards across the state would be transmitted electronically to avoid any attempt at tampering with manual results on transfer to collation centres.

“We are in synergy with all stakeholders, including the security operatives, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media to ensure we get it right come November 11, 2023,” he said.

The REC called on all the 18 political parties and candidates participating in the election to sensitise their members and supporters on the need to conduct themselves orderly for a peaceful conduct of the election.

The spokesman of the police on his part, said the Force were prepared to ensure tight security before, during and after the Kogi election to checkmate activities of criminal elements who may wish to disrupt the process.

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